A Trick For Getting Your WP7 Updates Sooner


XDA-Developers member “Noticed” discovered a pretty simple trick that might result in you getting your Windows Phone 7 update sooner than you’re supposed to. This is an alternative to another VPN/Dialup method floating around and it’s pretty simple. Unfortunately it only works for devices who’s status is in the “Delivering Update” phase as indicated on Microsoft’s Where’s my phone update status page. You’re probably thinking, “If it’s set to the Delivering Update phase, why didn’t I just recieve the update normally?” Well, Microsoft wants to stagger the update delivery so that they can watch out for problems and the servers don’t get overloaded all at once.

The technique is as follows:

1. Start Zune

2. Turn off Data connection and Wifi on the Phone

3. Connect the Phone with the PC (USB)

4. Start the update search in Zune

5. About 3 seconds later, disconnect your PC from the internet (Turn WLAN off).

6. Zune finds NoDo-Update. Press OK.

7. Connect to the internet again and install the update.

Have you tried this method and did it work for you?

Source: XDA-Developers

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!